B&M, one of the leading variety retailers in the United Kingdom has recently posted a job ad for a chicken nugget taste tester, or as they put it, a Chicken Nugget Connoisseur.
With such classic experience required such as:
Getting the 20 share box of nuggets from McDonald's and keeping them all for yourself, and
Being the first in the office kitchen whenever someone says there’s cake,
This offering can only be understood as a dream job for many a self-proclaimed nugget expert.
With this in mind, we’re here to help you with some expert tips to help you snag an interview when your dream job materializes.
Know the position and company you are applying for
Nothing screams “I DONT REALLY WANT THIS POSITION" than not knowing what the position entails. Make sure you read the posting clearly and carefully and take the time to comprehend what is being sought. If contacted by the employer don't ever ask “what job is this for again?” - that's a sure fire ticket to the not interested pile.
Have relevant experience
Make sure you have relevant experience for the role you are pursuing. The old aphorism “fake it till you make it" won't help you snag a meet. If your cover letter says you have 3 years of experience doing something but your resume does not reflect that - you're out.
Tailor your resume
Check your resume for errors such as misspellings. Many a misspell has led your resume to the trash bin. Make sure your relevant experience is highlighted for the specific role. Hiring managers want to see consistent experience and growth for most roles.
Craft a thoughtful cover letter
A cover letter could be all that keeps you and your resume from immediate introduction to the trash. Take your cover letter as seriously as your interview; this is your first real chance to sell yourself and how much you really want this dream role. If you send a generic template that you plug and play - the hiring manager WILL know.
Use a more professional email
With the plethora of free email accounts available you should never ever ever never send an email applying for your dream job from an email account like firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep that email for your IG fans and get a free email with your real name in some form for a more professional and serious look.
Confirm your schedule before agreeing to an interview - and keep it
The easiest piece of advice you can get is to make sure you keep your confirmed appointment. We all know life comes at you hard but any change once confirmed already puts you in a bad spot before you have even had a chance to show how perfect you are. Hiring managers and interviewers hate having to reconfigure their tight schedules and will more than likely think you are not worth the hassle.
And here is the last and best piece of advice - reach out to Advisable for more advice for all your business needs! Advisable will make sure that you have all the tools necessary to make a great impression and snag that dream job!
About the author
As the founder of Advisable, Gregg Perez combines his love and passion to help law firms, start-ups, and companies of varying size reach their best potential with the experience gained from working with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and start-ups. As an Administrator, COO, VP and consultant, he brings years of consulting and real life experience to the table for his clients. Gregg is also a former US Army Cavalry Scout and once beat Contra without the Konami Code.